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NIP honors benefactors


UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (center), NIP director
Dr. Arnel A. Salvador (right) and Dr. Chandramogan
Anamirtham (left), President and Site General Manager
of HGST Philippines during the inauguration of the
Hitachi Metrology Laboratory at the NIP Research Wing.

(June 1)—The National Institute of Physics (NIP), in a simple ceremony at the NIP Lecture Pavillion Lobby on May 25, expressed their gratitude to individuals, government institutions and companies who have significantly and generously contributed in the development of physics in the University.

The donors’ support came in the form of equipment donation, research and scholarship grants, and monetary assistance for the completion of the NIP complex.

NIP director Dr. Arnel Salvador said the donors enabled them to have infrastructure that is conducive to learning and research, and in providing the highest level of education and training to NIP students.

In attendance during the event were representatives from Sun Power Corporation, Hitachi GST Philippines - A Western Digital Company, and the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering.

Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were ushered to the NIP Research Wing for the inauguration of the Hitachi Metrology Laboratory.

The laboratory houses several equipment that are vital to the research works at NIP such as the thin film growth and device fabrication. It will also serve as a teaching laboratory for NIP graduate students.

Present on both occasions were UP President Alfredo Pascual, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gisela Concepcion, College of Science Dean Dr. Jose Maria Balmaceda, NIP Director Dr. Arnel A. Salvador, and former UPD Chancellor Dr. Roger Posadas. — ACG